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Concrete Monstrosity

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It's bloody stark, brutal, and definitely not to everyone's taste but sometimes I admire the sheer weight of bureaucrat power and influence expressed in some of the Wellington buildings.


The Best Of British

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Not sure this is the "best", but the UK Goodies shop in Petone certainly has a number of nostalgic sweets, crisps, and other edible goodies.

Apply Sunset Filter

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I have so many of this view I became blasé taking them - oops

DANGER Not To Be Operated By Fuckwits

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👍😂

The Astounding Improbable You

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You are incredible. The chances that you exist and are reading this are astounding. You are a massive statement that says to the universe, "I get it, it's so unlikely I exist, but here I am!"
The improbability of your parents meeting, making you, and you surviving long enough to be here, right now is mind blowing enough. Then we factor in that your grandparents had the same improbability of meeting and having your two (biological) parents makes the brain tickle even more. And then back to your great-grandparents, and their parents, and back all the way to ... where it all started?
All this on a planet that is currently unique in being able to support what we call life, and therefore you. A planet that is part a universe that has to have the physics to create planets and stars from the oh so tight settings of it's own fundamental building blocks.
Seems it's something like 1 in 10 to the power of 2,685,000 ... that’s a 10 with 2,685,000 zeros after it.
And yet, here yo…

What Are You Planning This Evening?

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Simple question, what do you think you might do this evening?
It's no surprise that the more actual answers you have the better off you probably are.  "Better off", also sometimes labelled as "privileged".
When all/most of your money goes on the basics, rent, food, schooling, power, and transport then the options you have to answer that question can be severely limited.
The ability to take full advantage of the "modern society" within which we claim to live is removed.
Let's take Wellington, my hometown, for instance and check out how it currently portrays itself to the its residents and to the wider country / world - https://www.wellingtonnz.com/
A LOT of going out stuff - restaurants, theatre, bars, shopping - you get the picture. 
This talks directly and exclusively to those that have choices, to those that can ponder the question, "What are you planning this evening?", discussing which restaurant to go to, or perhaps thinking of going out t…

Flamenco In The Rain

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The colour, sounds, and sheer exuberance of the Island Bay Festival (@ibfwebsite / @islansbaynz) flamenco dancers as they shrugged off the 2017 downpours was such a joy

Dappled

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Can't remember taking this photo back in February 2017, but I'm glad I did

Vault

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Part of a vaulting horse against a blue floor